“The Coming Space Race: Implication for International Security,” In ISA 2018, San Francisco 4-8 April 2018

Stefania, Paladini (2017) “The Coming Space Race: Implication for International Security,” In ISA 2018, San Francisco 4-8 April 2018. In: ISAs 59th Annual Convention 2018, 4th - 7th April 2018, San Francisco, California, USA.

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Looking at the last two-three years, nobody would doubt that we are probably at the beginning of a new phase in space adventures. Not only there have been substantial scientific achievements and discoveries (ESA Rosetta Mission; Dawn spacecraft missions to the Asteroid Belt; New Horizons and the mapping of Pluto) but new actors have joined the race, in government-led missions (India with his MOM mission to Mars; China and the Yutu Mission to the Moon) and private endeavours (Space X and Blue Origin in their race to manufacture reusable rockets). Together with the opportunities, however, come the risks of these missions, especially in terms of a comprehensive security framework specifically thought for them. It is not a novelty that the countries’ legislations about space and international treaties (like the Outer Space Treaty of 1967) are scant and not suitable in a scenario with multiple actors and different, often competing interests. This paper aims at mapping the security implications - mainly, but not exclusively, in terms of NTSI - of the ongoing space race, outlining the inherent risks and presenting possible scenarios.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
4 April 2018Completed
31 December 2017Accepted
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-02 - economics > CAH15-02-01 - economics
CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School
Depositing User: Stefania Paladini
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2018 10:43
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 11:49
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6119

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